The UK is against a military strike against Iran “at this moment,” British Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokeswoman said Friday, according to a Reuters report.
The spokeswoman reportedly stated that the British government “does not believe military action against Iran is the right course of action at this moment, though no option is off the table.”
She reportedly added that the UK was looking to explore diplomatic avenues first. “We want to see the sanctions, which are starting to have some impact, working, and also engaging with Iran,” she said.
Her comments followed a report by The Guardian Thursday that the UK had refused to allow the US to use British military bases to facilitate a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The paper quoted a senior London official as saying the UK would be “in breach of international law” if it did such a thing.
“It is quite likely that if the Israelis decided to attack Iran, or the Americans felt they had to do it for the Israelis or in support of them, the UK would not be told beforehand,” The Guardian quoted the source as saying.
“In some respects, the UK government would prefer it that way.”